Live: Commuter delays, school closures and cancellations in the aftermath of the ice storm

April 16, 2018 9:54 AM

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With some power outages and school closures reported, freezing rain and high winds are expected to taper off Monday morning.

All schools in Halton District and Peel District’s public and Catholic school boards are closed because of the weather.

All buses for the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, York Region, Durham District, Durham Catholic, and York Catholic school boards have been cancelled for the day.

Most major post-secondary institutions in Toronto — including York University, Humber College, Ryerson University, and the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus — have said they’ll re-open on Monday. But the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus will be closed until early Monday afternoon due to the weather.

Pearson airport has cancelled 100 inbound and outbound flights, with other residual delays as other delayed flights arrive. Over 600 flights were cancelled Sunday, while many others were delayed for hours.

Airport authorities warn all the terminals will be very busy today and to confirm flight times in advance.

Highway 400 is closed in both directions between Mapleview Drive in Barrie and Innisfil Beach Road in Innisfil due to crash involving tractor-trailers.

The OPP has reported “numerous reports” of flooding on Greater Toronto Area highways. The mix of snow, freezing rain, ice pellets, rain and powerful winds that battered the region Saturday and Sunday has also driving treacherous, with provincial police reporting more than 1,450 non-fatal crashes over the two days.

All lanes on the Hwy 401 eastbound collector off-ramp to Avenue Rd. were closed early Monday morning due to flooding. It’s unclear when it will re-open to traffic.

Police have also closed the intersection of Victoria Park Ave. and Steeles Ave E., after six hydro poles were knocked over by high winds on Sunday night.

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Source: thestar.com

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